There are dozens, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of things that are definitely worth seeing in Berlin. We will give you just a couple of examples of sights you could add to the legendary Brandenburg Gate and Charlottenburg Palace.
There are 180 museums in Berlin. Five of them are on the world-famous Museum Island. The museums, which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage list, are definitely worth a visit. One of them is the Alte Nationalgalerie, which houses some of the best examples of 19th-century art.
The Pergamon Museum, where you can catch a glimpse of antique architecture, is also situated on the island. The beautiful Pergamon Altar is the cherry on the cake. Based on our own experience, we can say that it will take your breath away!
Sculptures and pieces of Greek, Roman and Etruscan art are exhibited at the Altes Museum.
The Neues Museum is home to the Egyptian museum, where you will also find the bust of Queen Nefertiti. The last museum on the island is the Bode Museum, which exhibits Byzantine art. All of the museums on the island are open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday.
Reichstag, or the parliament building, is one of the most important buildings in Germany. The large glass dome on its roof offers magnificent views of Berlin and the building’s own surroundings. You can also get a glimpse of the building where Chancellor Angela Merkel works. You can take a look inside the Reichstag free of charge (excl. special exhibitions) every day from 8.00 am to midnight. Entrance closes at 10.00 pm.
Berlin TV Tower is the place where you’ll get the best overview of how big and diverse the city is. The tower, which is in the eastern part of the city, is 368 m high – but visitors can only get to the viewing platform at a height of 204 m. There is a rotating café on the second floor of the viewing platform where you can circle around the city without getting out of your seat once. The tower is open every day, depending on the season, from 9.00 am to midnight.
The House of the Wannsee Conference is a chilling reminder of the dark past of the city and Germany in general. This is where the Nazis and German industrialists sat down in 1942 to discuss the ‘Jewish question’, and where the decision to initiate genocide was made. The house is now a museum that tells visitors the story of the conference that changed Europe. The museum is open every day from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm and entrance is free.